Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick R359 Review

Another Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick!!!

Another Red Lipstick!!!

I never thought I am a red lipstick person, but I have so many of them!!!

Does it happen to you too??? That you keep on collecting lipsticks in shades you don’t think you love that much???

Price: INR 260 for 4.3 gm ( Available cheaper online)

Shelf Life: 24 months

Lakme Enrich Satin R359 belongs to the red family of Enrich Satin Lipsticks. It is a beautiful red color, with slight orange undertones.It is quite pigmented in nature, though 2-3 swipes are needed to get an even color on the lips. The color looks gorgeous on Indian skin tones, and works especially well with Indian ethnic wear.

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The lipstick has a smooth texture, and glides on lips very easily. But one has to be careful because of its creamy texture, as it can easily move while application. Also red color needs a little extra care while application. The lipstick transfers, and lasts for hardly 2.5 hours or less. It leaves a stain on the lips though, which at times can become a little patchy as well, especially if you apply it on not so well moisturized lips.

The lipstick feels comfortable on lips, though it is not hydrating in nature. But it does not dry your lips if you apply it over a good lip balm.

Rating: 3/5

Will I recommend Lakme Enrich Satin R359 to others???

It is a beautiful red shade that looks great on medium skin tones. I will recommend this lipstick if you are looking for a decently priced everyday red lipstick, or if you are new to red shades and want to try out if you really like the color on you or not.

Do you own Lakme Enrich Satin R359 as well??? Which are your favorite all time red lipsticks??? Please share with me in the comment box.

 

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Lakme Enrich Satin P152 Review

Lakme Enrich Satin Lipsticks have been in the market for a long time. Earlier, they used to come in those dark maroonish purple packing. The packing used to look boring and tacky, but the shades at that time were great for the price, and Lakme lipsticks used to a hit among the ladies. Last year, they changed their packing and came out with some new shades, along with the original shades as well. I don’t have many lipsticks from Lakme, so I picked up couple of shades. The one that I will review today is Lakme Enrich Satin P152.

Price: INR 260 for 4.3 gm ( Though you can get it cheaper online)

Shelf Life: 24

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The new packaging is such a relief from the old. Now the Lakme Enrich Satin Lipsticks come in a transparent and silver combination, with the logo clearly standing out on the side. I will not say that the packaging is classy, but it is way better than what it used to be earlier.

The texture of this particular lipstick is very creamy. It glides on lips very easily, and provides a beautiful creamy look to the lips. It is not glittery or frosty, and I think that is great for Indian skin tones because frosty colors don’t go that well with Indian complexion. The lipstick does not feel sticky or drying on lips, though I will recommend using it on well hydrated lips to get a better finish.

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Lakme Enrich Satin in P152 falls in pink color category according to the brand. In my opinion, the shade is more towards the Mauve shade, as it has lots of earthy undertone. The color in itself is very pretty and pigmented. I needed just one swipe to cover my moderately pigmented lips and get a great color deposit. Now some people may find this color a bit mature. To me, it is a sophisticated kind of mature shade, and not the old kinds. But in case you don’t like such colors, this shade may not be sure.

The lipstick is transferable due to its creamy texture, and therefore, does not last for more than 2.5-3 hours on the lips in its true color. It does leave a nice tint on the lips though, and does not leave the lips completely bare. The shade can further be toned down by blotting it after application, in case you don’t want it too dark. It does not dry lips a lot, although it is not hydrating in itself.

In my opinion, the Lakme Enrich Saitn lipsticks have a decent formula and color pay off for the price. It is a great buy especially if you are on a budget.

Rating: 3.5/5

Will I recommend Lakme Enrich Satin in P152 to others???

I recommend this shade to any one who loves a creamy dark pink shade with earthy undertones. Even if this shade is nit for you, I will definitely recommend trying out some other shades if you have not tried yet.

How many of you have tried out the Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick Range??? Which is your favorite shade of the lot????

 

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 Review

Another lip product review! As I have already mentioned in one of my blogs, I had no intention of buying this one, but bought it just for courtesy sake. After trying out Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow, a detailed review of which is here, I started trying this Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 and I am ready to review it.

Price: INR 595 for 15 ml

IMG_0131Product Details:

Temporarily protects and helps soothe dry lips. Helps shield lips from the drying effects of wind and cold weather. Apply liberally, and allow an excess of the balm to be absorbed.

Let’s talk about the packaging first. Not a fan! Not only is the packaging very boring, it also is not very functional. It comes in a white tube packing with a black cap. It is hard to apply from the tube itself, I take a little amount on the finger and then apply it on the lips. At least a stick packaging would have been more convenient.

Now coming to the product itself. I am very confused with what I have received. Firstly, while trying to read it’s manufacturing date, I read it to be 04/2015. Later on I realized that it was actually the importing date, and not the manufacturing date, which happened to be 05/2014!!! Now I expect to get such an old manufactured product while ordering online or another channel, but getting such an old product from the store itself was a bit disappointing. Although it is good till 36 months from the date of manufacturing, still I feel a bit unhappy.

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The product itself is dirty yellow in color with thick consistency, like that of vaseline. When I checked online, because I expected it to be colorless, I found out that I was right!!! I don’t know what to say! The smell was also a little off, like some oil gone rancid.

It took a little courage to try it on my lips. Though the product worked fine and did not cause any reactions or so, I am reluctant to use it again. It made my lips soft, but nothing special that other lip balms are not doing. I am not sure if the product that I have got is some how gone bad or what… I am not going to continue using it. I will bring up the issue with the store when I next visit them.

Totally disappointed!!!

Rating: 2/5 (Only because I think I might have got a product gone wrong)

 

Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow Review

Currently I am having an obsession with lip balms and lip treatments, and I am collecting them like crazy. Now I was supposed to write and post this review yesterday. But as usual, life came into the way! Anyways I no longer want to delay this product review, as I am already late enough on getting my hands on it. So here I go.

Price: INR 275 for 2 gm

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Product Details ( As per website):

“A Baby Lips first – your favourite lip balm now comes in candy‑inspired colour and a new retractable crayon format! Hydrate your lips with the help of vitamin E plus get a glossy candy colour at the same time.

Why You’ll Love It:

Vitamin E helps hydrate and glide on smoothly.
•Sheer pop of colour with a glossy shine and a yummy candy flavour.”

 

First things first, how cute is the packaging??? One of the reasons that I so badly wanted to buy one is because the packaging is super cute. These really look like the chubby babies of the lip balm world 🙂 I picked up the Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow in shade Orange, although it is available in 5 lovely shades. This one comes in bright orange pen packaging, with fluorescent green alphabets. Such a cute one!

The Candy Wow range comes in a twist up pen, with a cap. The color of the shade Orange is a lovely sheer orange. It glides on very easily on the lips, and provides an instant shine and hydration to lips. Loveeee it! The formula is quite hydrating, though slightly less than the original baby lips in my opinion. It is very light weight, and does not feel sticky at all. So it is an apt product to use when ever you want a slight tint on your lips with lots of hydration and no heavy feeling.

Some people might find it a little expensive than the regular baby lips, but I don’t mind, because I tend to get bored with lip balms over the time. So it does not make much of a difference to me. Also the color range is lovely.

I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a lovely and hydrating lip tint. Must try in my opinion, especially if you are a Baby Lips Fan!

Have any one of you used these lovely Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow lip balms??? How did you like them???

Rouge Dior Baume 660 Coquette Review

The winters in northern part of India are getting a little weird.only yesterday I was reading that December 2015 turned out to be the hottest in 114 years!!! And now in January, I am scared that we will see a lot more cold than it usually should be. Anyways, sitting here in my quilt with hot tea in my hands, I am writing another review.

During my last visit to Sephora, I bought a Rouge Dior Baume in the shade 660 Coquette. This is my first purchase from Dior, and after swatching a lot, I finally picked up this shade.

Price: INR 2500 for 3.2 gm

 

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Product Description ( from the website):

“The freshest, most protective, easy-wearing and complementary of Rouge Dior products.No need to choose between lip care and makeup—in a single step, lips are revived in colors with a healthy glow and wet dew-like shine, and drenched in a protective nourishing lip treatment.”

The Rouge Dior Baume is a natural lip treatment. That means that along with imparting a beautiful color to the lips, it also helps to hydrate and heal the lips to keep them in a good health. The packaging of the lipstick is very classy.It is all black with silver accents, and CD is engraved on top of the case. It is also engraved on top of the lipstick bullet.

I bought this lipstick because of it’s claim of being a lip care product as well as makeup. And this lipstick from Dior definitely lives up to my expectations.First of all, the color 660 Coquette is a very pretty pink glossy color. It glides on the lips like a dream, and manages to cover pigmentation on my lips in a single swipe. The color can be further built up by multiple swipes. It has a beautiful gloss to it, and does not feel sticky at all.

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I love how it hydrates my lips the moment it touches them. My lips don’t need a balm underneath whenever I use this lipstick, and stay well moisturized for a long time. It does have a faint rosy smell to it, and it will not irritate sensitive nose at all. The finish is very smooth and light. It stays for about 3 hours on the lips, after which you will have to reapply for the color. But the best part is that the lips stay hydrated for a long time even if you don’t apply it again!

I am totally in love with the formula of Rouge Dior Baume, and the color in itself is very pretty. It is a perfect lipstick to wear whenever your lips need extra care, but you still need that splash of color that the lip balms fail to provide.

Flawed or Fab???

FAB!!!

Rating: 4/5 ( expensive)

Will I repurchase and recommend Rouge Dior Baume to other?

Yes, I will definitely recommend it to everyone. I will definitely repurchase as well, but probably try to some other colors.

Have any one of you tried these Rouge Dior Baume lipsticks??? Please share your experience with me in the comments below.

 

 

The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care Review

I need lip balms all the time. Through out the year, my lips tend to get dry, and I have to use a lip balm all around the year, though the frequency increases substantially during winters. And I think this is a case with so many of us out there. I have been using and loving Maybelline Baby Lips for a long while now. The Nivea lip balms did nothing to me, and once I tried the Body Shop Born Lippy lip balms which come in a pot, I found out that I am more into stick lip balms than the pot ones.

I have been hearing so much good things about the Vitamin E product line, so I decided to give a try to their Vitamin E Lip Care.

Price: INR 350 for 4.2 gm

20151228_121024Product Claims on website:

This moisturising lip balm soothes and protects lips from the drying effects of the sun, wind and cold weather”

  • Soothes dry lips
  • With SPF 15

The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care comes with an SPF 15, which is an added advantage. The lip balm comes in a pale pink plastic stick packing, with a transparent cap. The product comes out by rolling from the bottom, and the lip balm looks pale in color in the stick. But it does not show any color on the lips.That makes it perfect for the men in the house as well!!!

I have been using this lip balm for almost a week now and I LOVEEEE it! It actually keeps my lips moisturized longer than any other lip balm that I have ever used. It contains coconut oil and olive oil along with other ingredients, and they do  pretty decent job of keeping lips soft and moisturized. There is no waxy feeling after applying this balm, which, to be honest, happens at times with my favorite Maybelline Baby Lips as well. I tried putting it on at night before sleep, and I felt a major difference in my lips in the morning. I put it on, and it feels that it gets absorbed in the lips. Moments later I even forget that I have something on my lips, but it keeps on doing its job silently and efficiently.

The best thing about this TBS Vitamin E Lip Care is that you can use it as a lip treatment as well. I find it apt for times when you don’t want that extra tint on your lips, just a regular lip balm. I tried using it under my lipstick as well. Now most of the lipsticks tend to make my lips dry, and I find lipstick slipping on my lips with other lip balms. But this one worked amazingly well. My lips were totally hydrated even after hours of wearing lipstick, and it didn’t cause any trouble in making the process of putting on lipstick bothersome.

I am totally in love with this lip balm, and I can safely say that this one is going to be HG lip product now. I love using it all the time!!!

Flawed of Fab???

FABBBB!!!

Rating: 5/5

Will I repurchase The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care???

Definitely Yes.